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Bernardo Bertolucci will award Marco Bellocchio at Venice International Film Festival

Bernardo Bertolucci will award Marco Bellocchio the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 68th Venice International Film Festival (31 August – 10 September 2011), directed by Marco Müller and organized by the Venice Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta. The award ceremony, which will host the exceptional meeting of the two ... Full story

"Low Budget - High Energy" screening at Goethe Institute, Aug 24

On Wednesday August 24, starting at 7 PM, Goethe Institute of Los Angeles will have an evening of film screening under the title of: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg presents "Low Budget - High Energy". Goethe Institute is located at 5750 Wilshire BLVD. ... Full story

France's L'Etrange Festival announces line-up

Quite Earth: September looms over us, and with it comes the 17th edition of L'Etrange Festival. The Parisian hot spot of weird, bleak or astonishing cinema is once more living up to expectations.I do have to state that this year's ... Full story

The Best of Recent Belgian Cinema: Pulsar, Wednesday Aug. 17

Over the past two decades, Belgian cinema, be it from Flanders or from the French speaking part of the country, has risen to prominence in the international filmmaking arena, boasting richly diverse films that consistently garner critical praise and worldwide ... Full story

Chaplin’s films and career, Aug 23, Venice, California

(Venice, CA)— The Venice Historical Society (VHS) has scheduled a classic evening with Charlie Chaplin.  Film Historian and documentary filmmaker Elaina Archer will be presenting clips from Chaplin's career and discussing his tremendous contribution to the film industry.  Film clips ... Full story

Venice Film Festival announces Orizzonti 2011

Following the acclaim of public and press for the 2010 selection (and the vast international distribution it later enjoyed), the program of Orizzonti 2011 is again presented as an exploration of the modes of contemporary cinema, at the point in ... Full story

Cinema Gems from Slovenia Coming To Los Angeles In September

UCLA Film and Television Archive, Slovenian Film Center, and the South East European Film Festival (SEE FEST) will present “Slovenia Begs to Differ,” a retrospective of the best Slovenian films from the past 60 years from September 9 through September26 ... Full story

Leslie Caron opens Vincente Minnelli's Retrospective at Locarno Filmfest

For the occasion of the Vincente Minnelli Retrospective, Locarno Film Festival has invited the French actress Leslie Caron, one of the stars of An American in Paris (1951) and Gigi (1958) to appear on the Piazza Grande stage for the ... Full story

Indian cinema is focus at Locarno Filmfest

Indian cinema will be the focus at the 64th Locarno International Film Festival, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow, with a showing of classics and a retrospective of Satyajit Ray.The section called "Open Doors" will embark on discovering new talent ... Full story

Czech Filmmaker Frantisek Vlacil on the big screen at the Cinematheque

On August 14, 17, 24 & 31, 2011, American Cinematheque will screen a selection of films by Czeck director Frantisek Vlacil. The Wall Street Journal recently described Frantisek Vlacil (1924 - 1999) as “a director whose work should be world-renowned,” acknowledging ... Full story

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